The Women’s Movement has picked up steam in our country again, and in the world, too. What’s next for us, in our careers, our causes, and our convictions?
With most women being on fire about being the difference in their families, communities and workplaces as I’ve EVER seen them before... what are some of the most common roadblocks? After life coaching for 20 years and business coaching for 15, here’s my analysis.
2. Inner Circle
Overwhelm. Yes! All the things! Since women have moved stronger into the work force and on boards etc, the mystical “work life balance” we hear about eludes many.
Don’t stress! Only YOU can prevent the forest fire of overwhelm and burn out in your life, by:
*Balance looks different for everyone.
A great book on Boundaries is “Swallowed Up” by Angie Shea
Get the book here!
Inner Circle. Who is in yours? You may have one personally, including family, friends and mentors. And we have them professionally, too, if we truly desire to grow. They may be the team we are on, leaders, mentors and individuals from associations or groups we are in to develop ourselves.
It’s critical that you have stellar people surrounding you who:
If you need to intentionally strategize your Inner Circle, look to the networking, associations, and charitable organizations and events you attend. Ask a mentor for coaching. And find a successful Mastermind Group.
Confidence. In my coaching, I soon learned that this is the #1 thing that is holding most women back today! This isn’t about being egotistical. This is about knowing that you have the strengths, the courage, and the determination to do the job, role or project, and find answers effectively when you get stuck. (If you step out in courage, you will get stuck sometimes!)
It’s the knowing that even when life gets tough, you have and you will saddle up- and figure it out. It’s the confidence and the clarity to seek help when you need it! Solutions are rarely found in a vacuum or silo. They are discovered with the experience, strategies and stories of the collective.
A great book on confidence is “Purple Crayon Confidence” by Kayla-Leah Rich.
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Be intentional. Be strategic. Follow your gut, and move past these potential obstacles with grace, as you surround yourself with a tribe who can support you.
Here is to your 2018!
"IT’S OUR TIME!"
- WI CEO SheliG